Division AH Update
ALL Special Set hearing over 30 minutes, Evidentiary hearings, Calendar Calls and Bench Trials will be held in person in Courtroom 10E unless permission is sought and granted for other arrangements.
ALL UMC hearings on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will continue to be conducted at 8:45 am. via Zoom, until further notice.
This is a reoccurring link every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning at 8:45 am for UMC division AH.
- US Toll-free 877-853-5257
- US Toll-free 888-475-4499
All hearings, UMC and special set hearings shall be scheduled using Online Scheduling and Services System (OLS). All procedures and requirements concerning the setting of hearings remain in effect, including standards for reasonable notice and compliance with Local Rule 4. Your documents pertaining to scheduled hearings are to be uploaded thru E-courtesy using online service or by mail with permission from the JA. Division AH does not accept emailed documents for hearings to the divisional e-mail.
When a Special Set is scheduled online, a zoom link will be provided for hearings 15 minutes or more. Please included the zoom link information in place of the courtroom number on your notices for UMC. Persons who are interested in listening to the court events may contact the Court’s Public Information Office, Debra Oats, at 561-355-4495 or 561-644-0054 to obtain an access line.
Changes for Submittals of Orders
In compliance with the Florida Supreme Court’s November 1, 2019 Administrative Order (AOSC 19-74), all orders shall be signed electronically by the court. Division AH does not accept hard copies/emailed copies of Orders. Please submit your documents using the online services system for the Judge to review. All Orders for Division AH must be submitted in Word format through the Online Scheduling (OLS) system following the hearing. For further information, please review the procedures for submitting orders for UMC and Special Sets in the Division Instructions.
Per the Order Setting Trial, all notices of unavailability/conflict (pre-paid vacation/special set trial settings only) must be filed and provided to the Court at the Divisional email address (CAD-DivisionAH@ pbcgov.org) ten (10) days prior to Docket Call to be considered in setting matters on the docket. There is no in person calendar call and the trial docket will be posted on this webpage on the Trial Calendar page on the morning of the day of E-Calendar Call.
Division AH - Scheduling Uniform Motion Calendar and Special Sets
All Uniform Motion Calendar hearings and Special sets for an hour or less are set online. If you do not set your hearing online, it will not be heard. Please review the online system and add your hearing to the list. If the calendar is closed or dates are unavailable, please coordinate a different hearing date.
For all hearings, the motion, any responsive pleadings and any case law for the hearing must be filed and docketed in the court file and provided through e-Courtesy on the 15thcircuit.com five (5) days prior to the hearing for the Court's review for the hearing to go forward.
Emergency Hotline for the PBC Courthouse
The hotline number is (561) 355-6744 and is available during weather/emergency situations to provide information regarding courthouse closures.
Suspension dates are posted. But just in case, all UMC and special set hearings are scheduled online on available dates.
This is divisional news only. See the Divisional Instructions for more detailed information.